[aur-general] Fwd: Extra package [jack] marked out-of-date

Philipp Überbacher hollunder at lavabit.com
Mon Sep 27 14:15:22 EDT 2010

Excerpts from Ray Rashif's message of 2010-09-27 08:46:48 +0200:
> Hi all
> Forwarding to the AUR list because it seems my reply did not reach the
> user (Christoph Pegel aka  "rio"); jack was marked out-of-date again.
> Please read below and don't do this for a third time.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ray Rashif <schiv at archlinux.org>
> Date: 23 September 2010 03:53
> Subject: Re: Extra package [jack] marked out-of-date
> To: rio at eta-ori.net
> Hi
> JACK2 is not going to replace JACK1 anytime soon.
> There has been at least one discussion regarding this on the Linux
> Audio User and/or Developer mailing lists, where Paul Davis, one of
> the primary developers/contributors, discourage distributions to make
> this transition (eyes were on those that actually did it). I do not
> recall the topic URI to cite, but anyone curious can get in touch with
> upstream to verify.
> Both branches have functioning APIs - the JACK1 API is tried and
> tested. JACK2 is an improvement and an alternative for SMP machines,
> but not a replacement.
> However, thanks for the nudge. I have been wanting to add a "jack2" to
> the repos but never got to it. Expect it in [community].
> Regards
> On 23 September 2010 02:04, Arch Website Notification
> <nobody at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > * Note: this is an automated message
> >
> > rio at eta-ori.net wants to notify you that the following package may be out of date:
> >
> >    Package Name: jack
> >    Architecture: x86_64
> >    Repository:   Extra
> >    (http://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/jack/)
> >
> >
> > The user provided the following additional text:
> >
> > Jack switched to JACK2 series which is currently stable in version 1.9.5 according to http://jackaudio.org/node/29 or even in version 1.9.6 according to http://www.grame.fr/~letz/jackdmp.html
> >
> > There already is a PKGBUILD for JACK 1.9.6 in the AUR at http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=22488

Good that you clarify it for those not so involved. It's a bit
unfortunate that jackdmp was renamed to jack2, exactly because it
suggests that it's the successor to jack1, which it isn't. They are
the two 'biggest' (meaning 'mainstream') implementations of jack that
are developed in parallel. Jack1 is the first one, but no other
implementation is going to replace it anytime soon, even though debian
and derived distros switched to jack2 recently. Each implementation has
a couple of benefits and drawbacks, there's currently no 'best'
implementation. Jack1 has the benefit that it's well tested, the other
implementations don't have any features that make them clearly a
better choice.

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